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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1137 Vākyasudhā / वाक्यसुधा
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1137
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963242993503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation; contains a short philosophical synopsis highlighting the main teachings of Śaṅkarācārya. The work presents ideas about perception of the Self (ātman) and its relationship to consciousness and the manifestation of emotions, desires and the like. It draws from a wealth of interpretive writings on the Upaniṣads, illuminating such well known phrases as, You are that (tat tvam asi). The work is written from the perspective of the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedanta school of philosophy.
- Title from colophon (f. 3v).
- Written in 11 lines per leaf.
- 3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins some of which are in a second scribal hand.
- Watermarks bearing a floral pattern as well as an illegible name, likely of the paper company, ending with STA.
Extent1 item (3 leaves) : 11 x 21 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīvākyasudhā samāptā (f. 3v).
- Self (Philosophy)
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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